In a bantamweight bout on the early preliminary card of UFC Fight Island 6, Said Nurmagomedov will take on Mark Striegl live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and available on ESPN+.
Nurmagomedov will open as the heavy favorite, and it’s for good reason as this is Striegl’s first UFC fight. While Striegl is 18-2 in the MMA with one no contest to his name, transitioning to this level is often difficult for rookies. Typically a featherweight, Striegl is also moving down a weight class. With 14 career submissions, he’ll be looking to make this a ground battle.
That’s not what Nurmagomedov will choose as a strategy, and he is 3-2 at the UFC level. Averaging 4.22 significant strikes per minute, he absorbs 2.34 but deflects 61 percent of strikes thrown at him. With a 13-2 MMA record, Nurmagomedov will have both the moneyline is his favor, and the public who are betting heavily he’ll be the winner.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Said Nurmagomedov vs. Mark Striegl at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th.
Said Nurmagomedov: -435 (79% of action, 71% of bets)
Mark Striegl: +317 (21% of action, 29% of bets)
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